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Old 06-01-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I think I might have a solution to stopping the oil spewing from the broken pipe. I searched and found a website by BP asking for suggestions on how to stop the oil flow and how to clean up the mess. I am posting a link to their page for any of you that might have a useful idea. THIS IS NOT for bad mouthing BP or making threats. It is strictly for those that might have an idea that can help them solve the problem.

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There is a highlighted link on this page to a form that you can fill out and E-mail to BP. I filled mine out last night and sent it to them. They promise to answer all legitimate responses they get. When I hear back from them about their opinion concerning my idea I will post it here.

GL2
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Fort Wayne
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I think I might have a solution to stopping the oil spewing from the broken pipe. I searched and found a website by BP asking for suggestions on how to stop the oil flow and how to clean up the mess. I am posting a link to their page for any of you that might have a useful idea. THIS IS NOT for bad mouthing BP or making threats. It is strictly for those that might have an idea that can help them solve the problem.

Suggestions

There is a highlighted link on this page to a form that you can fill out and E-mail to BP. I filled mine out last night and sent it to them. They promise to answer all legitimate responses they get. When I hear back from them about their opinion concerning my idea I will post it here.

GL2
It appears that the relief wells being drilled are the only way to "stop" the leak.
As for "cleaning it up" IMHO, I think most of the oil is going to have to settle on the bottom of the Gulf or be partially degraded by chemical dispersants.

There doesn't appear to be a magical "cure" for this situation.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Find the guy that cleaned up a similar spill in the Persian Gulf a decade ago. IIRC he rented a fleet of smaller tankers, rigged them with booms and skimmers and pumped the oil/water to a separator and put the water back and kept the oil. I think he made a bunch of money on the deal. I believe the oil should be collected and not sent to the bottom where it can continue to damage the ocean ecosystems.

As far as capping the well is concerned I suggest letting the oil guys alone to do their job. They are likelier know how than anyone else.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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As far as capping the well is concerned I suggest letting the oil guys alone to do their job. They are likelier know how than anyone else.[/color]
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Not always true Greg. Some problems require a fresh point of view.
GL2
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